Formerly working at Red Hot and Blue Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland I now travel and guest extensively. I do custom tattoos predominantly based on modern interpretations of ' Traditional' styles - Japanese, Western and also some Polynesian, Maori inspired pieces and Geometric Dotwork.
My guest spots look like this at present:
22nd - 30th November Stockholm Sweden, Infamous Tattoo
10-13th December Liverpool, Forever True
14th-16th December Derby, Octopus Tattoo
17th-20th London, Shangri-la Tattoo
7th-31st January Edinburgh, Red Hot & Blue Tattoo
- February 2014 (2)
- December 2013 (1)
- November 2013 (4)
- October 2013 (3)
- July 2013 (1)
- June 2013 (1)
- May 2013 (1)
- April 2013 (1)
- March 2013 (1)
- February 2013 (4)
- September 2012 (2)
- August 2012 (3)
- July 2012 (10)
- June 2012 (14)
- May 2012 (4)
- April 2012 (4)
- March 2012 (7)
- February 2012 (6)
- January 2012 (15)
- December 2011 (6)
- November 2011 (3)
- October 2011 (7)
- September 2011 (10)
- August 2011 (18)
- July 2011 (9)
- June 2011 (11)
- May 2011 (8)
- April 2011 (5)
- March 2011 (10)
- February 2011 (8)
- January 2011 (20)
- December 2010 (4)
- November 2010 (12)
- October 2010 (25)
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I have been at Red Hot and Blue in Edinburgh, Scotland for the last few weeks where I have been being kept busy. It’s always a great shop to work in with a diverse clientele as well as being in a great city. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been doing:
I was lucky enough to have spent the better part of a week at Forever True Tattoo in Liverpool working alongside the inspirational and perfectly gentlemanly Richie Clarke, not forgetting the diamond geezer known as Paul on the front desk. The studio is a great place with the walls covered in great Traditional Western Style flash – much of it painted by Richie himself which gives the place a really classic feel. Both of the guys here went out of their way to be helpful and make a true welcome to their studio.
While I was there I got to do a few very fun pieces on some lovely clients all of whom I’d like to thank for coming along and getting tattooed. Here are a few of the pieces I did, some of which are Traditional Western Style which was great fun to do and much less strain on my eyes for sure! Oh yes – I also tattooed Richie’s palm which was an honour and may I say a pleasure? Ha ha…..
This week was spent in beautiful Copenhagen in Denmark where I was working at The Sailors Grave with Zooki, Jesper and of course Judd and Marija Ripley. They have a lovely bright spacious studio and I was happily given all I needed to settle in after a friendly welcome. These guys and gal sure know how to knock out some top notch tattooing. I was kept busy doing more mandala and other patterned stuff. I got to catch up with an old pal Leigh who has relocated to Copenhagen and we also caught up with our pals from Skindred as they were passing through town on tour. Oh and of course we went to see the Little Mermaid statue…..
Here is a sample of the stuff I did whilst at the shop – thanks for looking.
Last weekend was the Brussels Tattoo Convention, which was a busy weekend of many many mandalas and catching up with old friends, was great to meet some interesting artists who I’ll hopefully get to work with again in the future.
Thanks to Kim and the gang for putting on a great show, I’ll be back next year.
The previous week was spent in Bruges, at Mom’s Body Shop with the very hospitable Dave El Feo (congratulations again on the new arrival buddy). Got to do a funky owl amongst other things in Bruges, and overdose on frites for the week.
This is my last day working in Copenhagen, next stop Stockholm at Infamous Tattoo.
Quick catch up on the past few weeks in Europe, I’ve been busy tattooing in some great studios, feeling extremely welcome and grateful.
First stop on the trip was Graz at Lightbearer Tattoo, great bunch of folks and some lovely customers in a beautiful city.
Next up was Mystery Tattoo Club in Paris, an inspirational bunch and again a warm reception from the Parisian customers. I got to do some fun stuff here and also my wife was more than happy to discover a gluten-free Patisserie right around the corner which was delicious and sinful I’m sure!
I shall certainly be visiting these great cities in the not too distant future…..
I’m working at the show in Brussels this weekend which will hopefully be a blast. I’m fully booked but please come by and say hello. I have the last of my prints for sale and a book full of designs up for grabs……
This coming week I shall be working from Light Bearer Tattoo in Graz, Austria as I start my travels around mainland Europe and up into Scandinavia. I will be also working at the Brussels Tattoo Convention 8-10th November which should be fun. There are still appointments available so get in touch to book in!
I was fortunate enough to work at the London Tattoo Convention this year for which I’d like to say thanks to Miki Vialetto and all of the crew. It was a last minute affair and consequently I didn’t have time to get a banner or much other stuff together to make my booth look nice but I rolled with it and knocked together a purposely näive banner and made the best of it. I haven’t done too many shows in the last few years but had great time and was kept busy at this very well attended convention chatting to visitors to the booth and tattooing some great customers. I hardly had time to visit any other booths or the art exhibitions unfortunately which is a shame since there were so many friends and other sights to see that I missed out on – such is life.
My lovely wife was there assisting me and taking photographs over the weekend as well as selling her own ‘Wee Dottle’ Hairflowers which were popular amongst the lady attendees. Here are a few photographs from over the weekend and some of the tattoos:
Well Edinburgh was fantastic. I had a great time guesting back at Red Hot and Blue Tattoo with all of the guys there which is always going to be a home for me after so much time spent there before. Catching up with old clients and also meeting new as well as getting to do some fun tattoos in the process. It was an extremely busy time for me as I had the spectacular luck to have been back home to get married to my wonderful, beautiful partner Kay. She made me the happiest that I can ever be and was the most stunning, perfect bride. As I say I am the happiest I could be – thank you Kay I love you. x
Also thanks to all our friends and family for coming along to celebrate with us – you guys made the party!